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Kathy Hettenbach was awarded “Rookie Ambassador” by the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Although 2017 was her first year to serve as Ambassador for the Smith County Area Go Texan organization, … more
From Columbine to Parkland, school shootings have become far too commonplace in the minds of many Americans and the threat of violence recently hit close to home for local school districts. Most … more
Press Release On Sunday, March 4th, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a terroristic threat. A report was received regarding an individual who posted a Snapchat … more
East Texas Genealogical Society will host Tony Hanson who will be presenting “Personal Security and Privacy.” Hackers and scammers are actively trying to gain access to your computer and to your … more
An individual is donating $100,000 to the city of Troup for the specific purpose of building a splash pad. This was announced at the Monday, Feb. 26, meeting of the Troup City Council. While the donor requests to remain anonymous for the time being, he or she has placed stipulations on the contribution. The council approved acceptance of the donation with its stipulations which included the donor’s right to name the splash pad and the pad be built within 18 months of receiving the donation. more
Special to the Tri County Leader Early voting continues in a number of primary races throughout Smith and Cherokee County, while Election Day is quickly approaching. The upcoming election will include contested races for U.S. and State Representatives, Judges, District Attorney, District Clerk, Commissioner and Justice of the Peace. Most of the contested races will be decided in the primary elections. more
One of Whitehouse’s own won the 1964½ Ford Mustang donated by David Irwin of Tyler Ford and raffled off by the East Texas Crisis Center (ETCC). The raffle is a part of the annual car show held by ETCC. The winner of this year’s raffle is insurance agent and Texas Rebellion band member Chuck Osborn. “Honored and very grateful,” is how Osborn described his feelings about winning the vehicle. more
Jehovah’s Witnesses from East Texas will attend their semiannual circuit assembly at the Carthage Civic Center Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. The theme of the circuit assembly is “Don’t Give Up In Fulfilling The Law Of Christ.” more
Brian Kinney is once again organizing a trip to Rockport for members of 4HIM Ministries, and it isn’t your ordinary spring break adventure. 4HIM Ministries, an organization that is a part of Lake Tyler Baptist Church, has had groups make trips to the storm ravaged city of Rockport on two prior occasions. The first trip followed shortly after Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, made landfall at Rockport Friday, Aug. 26, 2017. The volunteers helped clear debris, cut fallen trees and placed tarps on damaged roofs. They also carried with them such supplies as food, water and hygiene and cleaning products. more
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